The European Commission adopted its work programme for 2006, setting out its key priorities for the next year.
The Commission Legislative and Work Programme for 2006 takes full account of current economic and political trends and where Europe stands on several key strategic dossiers. The 2006 Work Programme focusses on the key strategic objectives which the Commission has set out at the start of its mandate: prosperity, solidarity, security and Europe as a world partner. A mid-term review of the Work Programme in summer 2006 will allow the Commission to take stock and, where appropriate, to amend the priority list. Jose Manuel Barroso commented: This Work Programme allows Europe to pursue competitiveness and social justice, to protect its citizens and promote their freedoms, to work inside Europe and to promote its values in the world beyond. This Work Programme is the best way to convince Europeans that the Union is an essential part of the solution in addressing the problems facing Europe.